Friday, September 30, 2011

My favorite summer festivals 2011.....Part 1/3....

Museumsuferfest (Museums Riverbank Festival).


Frankfurt has a variety of events and festivals going on all year round. There are events for all styles and ages.  I am going to mentioned 3 of my favorites for this summer of 2011.  During the festival period one gets to appreciate a jovial, light-hearted atmosphere in and around the city of Frankfurt. 

festival tents on both sides of the riverbank
enjoying the calm before the storm...:-)

Top on my list is the Museumsuferfest (Museums Riverbank Festival. This annual event is a cultural showcase for the city and presents outdoor art shows, classical music concerts, exhibitions and more. This major festival is one of the biggest cultural festivals in Germany which attracts more than 3 million visitors over a period of 3 days. It takes place yearly at the end of August on both sides of the Main riverbank in the city centre. More than 20 museums are located there and they are all open far into the night. 

best time to visit with kids is during the afternoon....a far lesser crowd

Even the children are naturally not left out. The HR3(Hessen Radio Station) offered a special children program with DJ Bob and also the Children´s Museum of Frankfurt city organized an exciting and thrilling exhibition for the little ones called Light & Shadows. I would advise though you leave the kids home if you plan on visiting the festival grounds during evening and night hours because it is jammed packed.... just like a sea of people :-) 

HR3 offered special program for kids

Furthermore there are special attractions like live-bands, dance shows, clubbing, several booths for crafts, jewellery, clothes and great food from all around the world and the festival ends with a spectacular firework display .

one of the many live-bands

Due to the not so good weather conditions this year, there were slightly fewer visitors but nevertheless it was another successful weekend.

Dark rain-clouds hovering above the skyline & threatening to drown the festival :-)

Even the rain could not stop the folk from partying late into the night..........

a sea of people towards the evening hours

festival at night

not even the rain could stop the party..... :-)

spectacular fire-work display

Wish you all a wonderful weekend.....stay blessed.

from "Deutschland" with luv,


  1. I'm very much enjoying your blog! Next summer will be my first in Germany, so I'm really looking forward to attending the festivals here.--tatiana

  2. thanks Tatiana. It´s a pleasure having a positive feedback to our blog. We do appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment. Germany is a beautiful country and u will definately love it here and the summer festivals are really fun out here:-)) Wish u a lovely week and stay cool :-))